Principal Investigator and Director

Virginia and D. K. Ludwig Professor of Cancer Genomics and of Genetics

Dr. Chang is a physician scientist who has pioneered studies of the noncoding genome. He is interested in how the activities of hundreds or even thousands of genes (gene parties) are coordinated to achieve biological meaning. His team will focus on studies of lncRNA-genome interaction and clinical regulome analyses.

Co-Principal Investigators

Associate Professor of Genetics and, by courtesy, of Applied Physics

Dr. Greenleaf is building new tools to leverage the power of high-throughput sequencing and cutting-edge microscopies, and bringing these new technologies to bear against basic biological questions of genomic and epigenomic variation. His group will focus on methods development components of the project, including transposase-based accessible chromatin methods, and higher-order structure determination.  

Stanford W. Ascherman, MD, FACS, Professor in Genetics

Dr. Snyder is a worldwide leader in applying omics approaches of genome sequencing, transcriptomics proteomics, metabolomics, DNA methylation and microbiome assays to the analysis of human disease. Dr. Snyder will coordinate the activities of the DNA methylation project and work closely with Drs. Greenleaf and Chang on the mapping of regulation information in personal genomes.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (Major Laboratories and Clinical Translational Neurosciences Incubator) and of Genetics

Dr. Urban is investigating the molecular effects of large genome variants during neuronal development using iPSC model systems and the study of the nature and effects of somatic genome variation in the brain using tissue culture models and primary tissue samples. Dr. Urban will focus on coordinating whole-genome sequence analyses as well as the development of the allele-specific methylome sequencing technology. 

Stephen R. Pierce Family Goldman Sachs Professor in Science and Human Health and Professor of Biomedical Data Science

Dr. Wong’s current interest centers on the application of statistics to problems arising from biology, in particular questions concerning gene regulation and signal transduction. The Wong Lab will focus on computational analysis of personal regulome data.


Seung Woo Cho | Chang Lab

Xingqi Chen | Chang Lab

Kasey Nicole Davis | Urban Lab

Gucci Gu | Snyder Lab

Brian Johnson | Snyder Lab

Andrew Koh | Crabtree Lab

Sandy Klemm | Greenleaf Lab

Yang Li | Pritchard Lab

Shin Lin | Snyder Lab

Ulrike Litzenburger | Chang Lab

Zhipeng Lu | Chang Lab

Jason Reuter | Snyder Lab

Viviana Risca | Greenleaf Lab

Morteza Roodgar | Snyder Lab

Ansuman Satpathy | Chang Lab

Hagen Tilgner | Snyder Lab

Ting Wang | Snyder Lab

Dan Xie | Snyder Lab

Jin Xu | Chang Lab

Sai Zhang | Snyder Lab

Xianglong Zhang | Urban Lab

Bo Zhou | Urban Lab

Graduate Students

Joey Arthur | Wong Lab

Ava Carter | Chang Lab

Sarah Denny | Greenleaf Lab

Daniel Kim | Khavari Lab/Kundaje Lab

Adam Rubin | Khavari Lab

Damek Spacek | Snyder Lab

Grace Yang | Snyder Lab

Katie Yost | Chang Lab




Staff Scientists

Yuning Wei | Chang Lab/Khavari Lab

Yong Wang | Wong Lab


Gerald Crabtree
Pathology and Developmental Biology, Stanford University

Paul Khavari
Dermatology, Stanford University

Youn Kim
Dermatology, Stanford University

Anshul Kundaje
Genetics and Computer Science, Stanford University

Calvin Kuo
Medicine (Hematology), Stanford University

Liqun Luo
Biology, Stanford University

Emmanuel Mignot
Psychiatry, Stanford University

Dana Pe'er
Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Jonathan Pritchard
Genetics and Biology, Stanford University